Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Little treasures can sometimes mean the most....

It isn't the size of the gift that matters, but the size of the heart that gives it. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

During a casual conversation with my mom the other day, she mentioned her small perfume bottle collection. She was thinking of passing it on and I immediately told her that I would love to have it! I had two bottles of my own and would love to add hers to the mix.

Being one of the daughters that moved away (over 40 years ago), I am not always privy to some of the "pieces of Mom" that are shared with the two who live in the same town...so, I was thrilled to be the recipient of a few of her perfume bottles.

When the package arrived, I slowly opened each piece that Mom had wrapped ever so carefully so that everything would arrive intact. I then found myself wandering around the house looking for the perfect spot for these treasures.

They ended up in my bedroom where I can see them most often...displayed with some of my favorite family photos.

It's amazing how these little perfume bottles can make me feel closer to home.....and Mom.


Winifred said...

That's a lovely present. Very pretty and as you say brings you closer. Enjoy those lovely glass treasures and your Mum too.

moobear said...

The perfume bottles are so pretty Grammie and will always be a special treasure for you. So glad you have them.